Blow to SRAM as acting secretary Rizal leaves


PETALING JAYA: Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia (SRAM) acting secretary Ahmad Rizal Che Din has decided to go back to the corporate sector, throwing a spanner in the works for the association. 

Ahmad Rizal had been expected to fill the secretary's position left vacant after Wong Ah Jit quit in November last year. 

The National Sports Council (NSC) had appointed Ahmad Rizal as manager and technical and development officer for squash on Jan 3 last year. 

His contract with NSC ended last Thursday. 

SRAM, meanwhile, had appointed Ahmad Rizal on Nov 5 last year to help out with the national association after Ah Jit quit. His short term contract with SRAM ended on Jan 31. 

“I am heading back to the corporate sector to my old job,” said Ahmad Rizal. “My family is involved in maritime and I’m going back to help them out,” he added. 

SRAM will need to find a replacement fast as a major squash tournament – the CIMB Kuala Lumpur Open – will be held next month featuring the top women players in the world. 

Berjaya Times Square will host the KL Open for the second consecutive time. 

The men's and women's preliminary rounds will be played at the National Squash Centre in Bukit Jalil on March 13-14 while the quarter-final matches will be held at the Lower Ground Floor, Concourse area, Berjaya Times Square from March 15-17. 

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